Updated: Feb 11, 2021
There is so much to be said about who I really am, but will my words ever be enough to tell the true tale of all that was, is, is to be, is not and will never be Jayme? I am many things. I am all things. I am everything yet nothing at all. Incredibly strong yet so gentle with a demanding presence and addictive personality that protects a soul so soft, soothing and inviting. I am daughter. I am sister. I am friend. I am lover. I move mountains with my faith and love with unforgettable passion like none other. I will say it again, I am many things. I am all things. I am everything yet nothing at all. A heart that is distant to most, opens for a few yet has love for all.
MY CAREER STORY
From airwaves to airwaves, I've come so far in such a short period of time all because of His grace, His mercies and His favor. Before I begin, I think it is important to say that above all things, I am a writer first. Now, keep in mind that I am an artist and I'm sensitive about my shit lol. I started my journey as a journalist at Jones Communications Network and at the age of 18 became the youngest radio news anchor in the country while also writing for the newspaper and TV scripts. Shortly after, I was privileged to work at The Nassau Guardian under the esteemed Candia Dames whose name speaks for itself. There, in my latter days, I as able to perfect my voice skills and continued on to voice reports for radio but was predominantly a print journalist with over 1,200 published articles with many of them making front-page headlines. These articles focus on politics, health, the judicial system, crime and so much more. I take immense pride in the fact that I have made my mark in my ability to humanize everyday news stories and show the human aspect so much so that in 2017, I was nominated as Feature Writer of the Year at the Bahamas Press Club Awards.
Late 2017, I had an urge for weeks to do more, be more, see more, create more and achieve more. God opened a door via Snapchat and within 3 weeks of that day, I began working at a local telecommunications company as a marketing executive. In 2019, I was appointed the lead of Fundraising and Community Involvement where I, along with my incredible team, have invested over 3.2 million into the community and reached over 275,000 Bahamians and sponsored over 1,200 events on every island. I take so much pride in what I do because what we do for God and others is what matters most. Being in a position to help others AND create for a profession is more than I could have ever dreamed of at this age. I am often in the eyes of the media speaking on behalf of my company and about my initiatives or speaking to people at events. I also sang our official jingle (Jingle by Jayme C.) and to this day, voice many radio ads and videos as well as produce them. What can I say, I wear many hats (wigs).
I also do a lot of things on the side and I am almost always busy. I am a social media consultant for two big local companies and manage social media for another three (smaller ones). I can't wait to see what is in store for me career wise whether that be in the office on your favorite playlist.
This is going to be short and sweet because really, my brand speaks for itself. To know me is to love me. I am personable, down to earth, confident, kind, funny and influential. What you see is what you get + a little bit more. I am hard to let go and impossible to compete with. But no need, we're all in a race with ourselves, not Jayme C. lol.
I am a brand ambassador for Bahamas Masqueraders (@bahmasqueraders on IG), Hair Appeal (@myhairappeal on IG) and Rack Consignment Boutique (@rackconsignmentboutique on IG). Only Lici at @dexinernail_bar touches my nails, only Shavonia at @amardonfacials touches my face, only Nadia at @relaxandescape touches my body, only Shannell at @_haircouture touches my natural hair and only Mane Girls (manegirl_wigs) makes my wigs. What's that, you ask? That's loyalty lol.
I have been in love with music for as long as I can remember. Like most, yes, I started in the church. In my teenage years, I won a local talent pageant and went off to Carnival City, St. Kitts to represent The Bahamas. Guess what? I came last lol. I sang when I won here but for some reason I did a dance/drama act there which was an epic fail lmao. It sucked but damn, did that give me a platform and a fresh pair of eyes.
I sang at so many local events during my reign and did a whole lot of volunteer work. I stopped music for a while transitioning into womanhood but your purpose is unavoidable and your destiny is inevitable. In 2013/2014, I met the HD Boyz and worked with amazing artists and producers who prepped me for music. Shaddy Einstein, Tevin "Tubba" Wilkinson, Sniper, Foots, Miguel, Travis Bowe etc. I made a few songs with them. They are all my brothers. I love them very much. In 2017, I started working with two of my best friends - Aaron and Ashton to me, Twindem (@wearetwindem) to the world. It was then that I pushed out my first song and also a few features.
Future Bae - Twindem feat J'me
Bad For You - Miguel Davis feat J'me
Since then, I have been on pause. I've been focusing on my career, myself and my soul. That was until last year. When Hurricane Dorian made landfall Grand Bahama and Abaco in 2019, I had an opportunity to co-write a beautiful song to help heal our nation with my good friend and confidante Julien Believe. That song is sang by (and gave me writing credits for) Machel Montano, Skinny Fabulous, Cecile, Alison Hinds and a few others.
I Believe in You - Julien Believe (feat. Machel Montano, Skinny Fabulous, Alison Hinds & Friends)
Since then, I have made some incredible connections. The biggest of which is that I am a writer and have laid down some vocals with Mr. PICK UP SOMETHING! ANYTING! Lol. Mr. Killa, my very good friend Hollice - the 2019 International Power Soca Monarch (and might I add the first non-Trinidadian to do so). I have plans and provisions to write for and with so many other artists but right now, I am focusing on Jayme Chanté Who she is. What she sounds like. What she looks like. Right now, I am preparing myself for you, my audience, my support system and as I affectionately call my IG followers, My Tribe 💛.
There is so much more to say about me but I think this will do. I will be using this blog to share my feelings, thoughts and my journey with you all. But for now, I hope this About Me page gives you a good idea of how far I've come and how much further I'm going and I'm taking you all with me.
Grow with me. Learn with me. Journey with me. Stay safe and stay sound in these trying times.
Until we blog again...
all my love,
Jayme Chanté. 💛